Covid-19 Risk Mitigation Protocols
In compliance with the City of El Paso's COVID-19 directive, everyone is required to wear a face mask prior to entering any of our imaging centers. Upon arrival to our clinics, we check each patient's temperature using a touch-less thermometer and we ask our patients to remain in their vehicles until it is time to proceed into the exam room. Within our clinics, we have installed Plexiglass sneeze/cough guards at the front desk, lobby chairs have been reduced and spaced at least 6-feet apart, and all staff are using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including surgical masks, disposable gloves, and eye protection. We have increased our cleaning and sanitizing protocols to a minimum of three times per day. In addition, staff frequently sanitize high-touch surfaces throughout the day including door handles, counter tops, and furniture. Hand sanitizing stations are installed in the lobby of each imaging center for patient/visitor use. Additional signage is posted on all clinic entrance door to educate visitors on the importance of germ management such as effective hand washing and sneezing/coughing strategies. The products used to clean common spaces and surfaces at our locations are effective in preventing the spread of viruses, including COVID-19.
As an enhanced safety precaution, we are asking all our patients & visitors at the time of exam scheduling and upon arrival to our clinics the following CDC-approved questions:
1. Have you recently traveled to an area with known local spread of COVID-19?
2. Have you come into close contact (within 6 feet) with someone who has a laboratory confirmed COVID – 19 diagnosis in the past 14 days?
3. Do you have a fever (greater than 100.4 F or 38.0 C) OR symptoms of lower respiratory illness such as cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing?
If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, we will ask the patient/visitor to reschedule the exam to a later time when symptoms have subsided, or they have been assessed by a qualified healthcare professional.